Calennig is a Welsh New Year celebration. The tradition of giving gifts and money on
New Years Dayis an ancient custom which survives even in modern-day Wales. The capital of Wales, Cardiff, holds calennig celebrations in the form of a three day festival to welcome in the New Year. The Calennig Lantern Parade through the city and firework displays are part of the celebrations.
Many people give gifts on New Years morning, with children having skewered apples stuck with raisins and fruit. In some parts of
Walespeople must visit all their relatives by midday to collect their calennig. Celebrations and traditions vary from area to area. In "Stations of the Sun" (ISBN 0-19-820570-8), Ronald Huttongives an example of a calennig rhyme from the 1950s and notes that in the south-east of Wales and in the Forest of Deanarea, the skewered apple itself was known as the calennig.
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